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Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

FILE - This May 18, 2013 file photo shows Hannah Hooper, left, and Christian Zucconi of Grouplove performing as part of Party in the Park at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. Grouplove's, “Ways to Go,” was the most viral track on Spotify, from Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/RobbsPhotos/Invision/AP, file)The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Sept. 1 to Sunday, Sept. 7 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.


Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2012 file photo, musician Robin Thicke performs during Macy's Passport presents Glamorama 2012 at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Thicke's "Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell)" was the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16, 2013. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Sept. 1 to Sunday Sept. 7 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.


Judge nixes Teresa Giudice's halfway house bid

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, center, and his wife, Teresa Giudice, right, of Montville Township, N.J., walk toward the Martin Luther King Jr. Courthouse before a court appearance, in Newark, N.J. Teresa Giudice is petitioning to serve most of her federal prison sentence in a halfway house. She was sentenced to 15 months in prison after she pleaded guilty to bankruptcy fraud and conspiracy. Her husband, Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, was sentenced to 41 months. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge won't recommend that prison officials allow "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice to serve most of her prison sentence in a halfway house.


Search for world's funniest person moves to Vegas
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An international search to find the world's funniest person is moving to Las Vegas, where people will get to see five finalists square off in an Olympics of comedy that pits France, Finland and other countries against one another.
Cuomo memoir sales off to slow start in 1st week
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Days after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) tempered expectations about how well his new memoir is selling, the first results are in.
Survey: Harassment a common part of online life

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 file photo, 22-year-old Catherine Devine reads instant messages on her laptop screen at her home in Kings Park, N.Y. Devine had her first of several brushes with online harassment in seventh grade, before she'd even ventured onto the Internet. A report released Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 by the Pew Research Center found that nearly three-quarters of American adults who use the Internet have witnessed online harassment. Forty percent have experienced it themselves. (AP Photo/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life.


Arab Idol winner wants to give back to Gaza

Mohammed Assaf, a 24-year-old Palestinian who won last year's TV singing contest Arab Idol, talks during an interview at The Associated Press office in Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Assaf said Wednesday he wants to give back to Gaza, where he grew up, by setting up an arts center nurturing young musicians, writers and actors. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Last year's feel-good winner of the TV singing contest Arab Idol said Wednesday he wants to give back to Gaza, where he grew up, by setting up an arts center nurturing young musicians, writers and actors.


China's Yan Lianke receives Franz Kafka prize
PRAGUE (AP) — Yan Lianke, a Chinese author who has seen some of his novels banned in his homeland, has received the prestigious Franz Kafka Prize in the Czech Republic.
Renee Zellweger: 'People don't know me in my 40s'

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2010 file photo, U.S. actress Renee Zellweger arrives for the Jury press conference during the International Film Festival Berlinale in Berlin, Germany. Zellweger says she looks different because she’s “living a different, happy, more fulfilling life.” The 45-year-old Oscar winner issued a statement to People magazine late Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, after she became a trending topic on Twitter, with many fans claiming the actress had become “unrecognizable.” Her appearance at a Hollywood event earlier this week sparked widespread Internet chatter. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Renee Zellweger says she looks different because she's "living a different, happy, more fulfilling life."


Q&A: Poitras on capturing history in a hotel room

FILE - In this April 16, 2014 file photo, Laura Poitras poses for a portrait in New York. Poitras' one-of-a-kind documentary "Citizenfour," intimately captures Edward Snowden during his leak of NSA documents. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine if Bob Woodward's clandestine meetings in a Washington D.C. parking garage with Deep Throat had been documented — or, better yet, filmed by Woodward, himself.